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Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Jun 1;55(6):406-409. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0529-5815.2017.06.002.

[Progress in methodological characteristics of clinical practice guideline for osteoarthritis].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

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Department of Joint Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China.


in English, Chinese

At present, several clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis have been developed by institutes or societies. The ultimate purpose of developing clinical practice guidelines is to formulate the process in the treatment of osteoarthritis effectively. However, the methodologies used in developing clinical practice guidelines may place an influence on the transformation and application of that in treating osteoarthritis. The present study summarized the methodological features of individual clinical practice guideline and presented the tools for quality evaluation of clinical practice guideline. The limitations of current osteoarthritis guidelines of China are also indicated. The review article might help relevant institutions improve the quality in developing guide and clinical transformation.


Guideline; Methodology; Osteoarthritis

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